President congratulates President Al Sisi on re-election

Thursday, April 5, 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended warm congratulations to his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, for his re-election as President of Egypt.

The Egyptian National Election Authority announced that President Al Sisi had been re-elected to the high office for a second term following the presidential elections in March.

President Ramaphosa said he was committed to working with President Al Sisi to forge closer strategic cooperation between South Africa and Egypt, focusing in particular on economic and security cooperation.

The President said further that the two countries need to continue working together in pursuance of continental integration, peace and security as well as the fight against all forms of terrorism and extremism.

South Africa and Egypt enjoy cordial relations dating back to the days of the liberation struggle against apartheid. –

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